AMD’s Semi-Custom Didn’t Do Well But They Can Console Themselves With Other Profits

Source: The Inquirer AMD’s Semi-Custom Didn’t Do Well But They Can Console Themselves With Other Profits

Not Too Shabby A Comeback

AMD has had the best quarter since 2005, back in the days of Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs under Hector Ruiz.  Thanks to the popularity of Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 in gaming systems and EPYC in the server room, AMD made $1.8bn in total revenue and $120m in actual profit.  This is a rather nice jump from last quarter and an impressive leap from this time last year.  This could have been even higher, except for poor sales on consoles, all of which currently contain custom AMD silicon.

The good news could continue, with the upcoming arrival of the third coming of Threadripper and the release of Ryzen 9 3950X continuing to drive sales.  We will have to wait a bit until the new generations of consoles arrive on market for that to also increase AMD’s profitability. 


AMD pulled in revenue of $1.8bn, of which $120m was profit, which is a heck of a lot more than the $35m the company reported a year ago; the last time AMD made this kind of moolah was back in 2005 when it had its Athlon 64 CPUs.

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  1. JohnGR

    This company can’t have a quarter where everything goes fine. I mean, in 2020 when EPYC sales and probably semi custom sales are up, Ryzen sales could slow down (everyone will have already upgraded by then) and Nvidia’s Ampere will be also out.

  2. AcidSnow

    I’m super happy with my new Ryzen 5 3600, everything is buttery smooth after coming from an aging i7 920 for the past 11yrs. ,,,My brother’s birthday is this December, and his PC is ~6yrs old, and we’re going to upgrade him to a new Ryzen rig too.

  3. remc86007

    It’s really amazing if you think about it that AMD only made $120 million profit considering how much benefit their technology provides around the world. They could probably make more than $120 million profit if they just sold all their IP and bought a nice domestic brewery or something.

    Lisa Su is a true genius to have so quickly turned this company around; it’s amazing they survived all those lean years.

  4. ET3D

    As usual, I’m impressed with your ability to come up with puns for the titles.


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